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Police Logs

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Sarah E. Mauthe, 32, of Coopersburg, has been arrested by state police at the Fogelsville barracks for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.

Police said she was stopped at 3:05 a.m. Dec. 24 at the intersection of Tilghman Street and Cetronia Road in South Whitehall Township for summary traffic violations. Upon further investigation, police said they learned she was believed to be under the influence of alcohol.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Philip Koles, 30, of Minersville, who was stopped by state police at the Frackville barracks on Dec. 24 at 11:11 a.m. for a traffic violation, was later committed to the Schuylkill County Prison, Pottsville, after police learned there was an outstanding bench warrant out for his arrest.

Police said he was stopped on Interstate 81 in West Mahanoy Township, after which time is was learned Koles was wanted in Elk County for failure to appear for court.

He is being held at the Elk County Sheriff's Office and is awaiting to be extradited there to face the court charges.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

State police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks are investigating a case where a 16-year-old female allegedly brought drugs into school and sold them to other individuals.

Police said the incident happened at the Schuylkill I-U 29 school in MarLin.

Police said the girl brought morphine and Oxycodone pills into school and sold the medications to other individuals.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Steven E. Dreisbach, 19, of Emmaus, has been charged by state police at the Fogelsville barracks with harassment as a result of an incident at 10:30 p.m. Dec. 23 at the Hess gas station in Upper Milford Township.

Police did not identify the victim, but said it is alleged Dreisbach and a victim became involved in an argument, during which time the defendant threatened the victim.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

State police at the Fern Ridge barracks are investigating a two-vehicle crash whereby one vehicle, traveling in the wrong lane of traffic, forced the other vehicle off the road.

The incident happened at 9:10 p.m. Dec. 21 on Deibert Drive, near Balson Drive, in Chestnuthill Township.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

A Lansford man will likely be eating Christmas dinner in jail.

Andrew Tyahla Sr., 40, of 347 W. Bertsch St., was charged by Officer Brian Zulic after an incident at Tyahla's house at 11:38 p.m. Dec 22. Tyahla is charged with one count each of simple assault and persistent disorderly conduct, and three summary offenses of disorderly conduct, harassment and public drunkenness. He was arraigned before District Judge Edward Lewis, Jim Thorpe, and jailed under $20,000 percentage bail.

According to an affidavit of probable cause, here's what happened:

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

A Quakertown man was uninjured when a 1995 Jeep Cherokee he was driving on Dec. 26 at 3 p.m. crashed in South Whitehall Township.

State police at the Fogelsville barracks said Gregory L. Steich, 19, was driving on the Route 22 eastbound off-ramp to Route 309 southbound at about 35 mph at a time when the roadway was snow-covered and icy.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

A Summit Hill man was arrested following a discovery of marijuana at his residence.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

No one was hurt in a one-vehicle crash at 9:14 p.m. Dec.25 on State Route 1010 in Mahanoy Township.

State police at the Frackville barracks said Danielle Ann Heckman, 22, of Pottsville, was driving a 2000 Ford southbound in the area of the "S" turns, about one-quarter mile south of Mahanoy City, when the vehicle went off the roadway, crossed over a drainage ditch and struck an embankment.

The car sustained moderate damages and was required to be towed from the scene.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

No one was injured in a one-vehicle crash at 8:07 a.m. Dec. 22 on Township Route 473, Stony Mountain Road, in Penn Forest Township.

State police at the Fern Ridge barracks said Sherra J. Gensey-Mims, 22, of Lehighton, was driving a 2009 XD south on the route when she lost control of the vehicle while negotiating a left curve. The vehicle went off the west shoulder of the roadway and struck several boulders. Police said the driver then drove the vehicle south to the shoulder of the road.

Neither she nor Kristina Kubicki, 18, of Albrightsville, her passenger, were hurt.